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Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in BBC's Sherlock.

White coloured pencil and grey pastel pencil on A4 black paper. Used a screencap from 2x03 The Reichenbach Fall as a reference.


More Sherlock fan art HERE.

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Kizzey-Mac Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so so so beautiful! Can I ask do you darken down your reference photo before you use it? What makes you chose a certain photo? I would love to experiment with white on black for a change because these are incredible! 
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I tweak the caps a bit in PS, yeah. I prefer references where the middle part of the face is in the shadow, like this one, so that there'd be something to draw on both sides, this gives a nice 3D look. But these are hard to come by, so mostly I just go for screencaps where light falls on the profile. 
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Moogiesgirl77 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Oh, poor darling. Absolutely beautiful, thank you! Heart
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Injectable Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
The light is so delicate and precise... Each of these dark portraits is incredible C:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Vegan-Eagle Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FEEEEEEEEEEEELS!!! :iconsobplz:
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artowl Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
the expression! so good! :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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zeezeeazc123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd love to be able to draw like u.... ;)
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Jeanne-Lui Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This artwork is featured in my last journal [link] :love:
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AceOfSongs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
This picture gives me shivers.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? :bucktooth:
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AceOfSongs Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Definitely an awesome thing.
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Vishw Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :wow:

I'm working with the exact same screencap! :D But I'm gonna include Molly in it! :)
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never seen this show but this looks really amazing and I love the emotion!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's amazing. Your capturing of emotions is unparalleled.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! :heart:
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SouthernWriter2 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like I'm looking at a photograph. How did you make these?
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Most dramatic!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope it's a good thing. :lol:
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LadyTime11 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
omg...is that really a drawing? ..amazing *.*
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. Thank you! <3
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kikomi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the minimalism of this works incredibly well! So stunning!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blowkiss:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Forever in love :heart:___:heart: ooh la la!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Oh you. :tighthug: <333
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Lockian Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beyond brillaint as usual
Being rambeling about yorue art to college freinds today ahaha
I think there sick of my talking about amazing artists like yourself whoops...
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Oh dear. Thank you! <3
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Lockian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahahah no problem of course :D
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
j esus
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SSSTEP Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Must be hard to draw on a black paper
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all. :lol: Thank you!
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
This looks so incredibly realistic! :wow: Love how you did the lips here!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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ViviDybowski Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Youre most welcome :)
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TinBramble Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, it's so beautiful. :heart:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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TinBramble Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! :hug:
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SherlocksScarf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
God, the things you do with light and shadow - breathtaking. Thanks for sharing these!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! Love his eye.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thanks!
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Miss-Catherine Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks fantastic! I like the contrast :heart:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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a-llonsee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, I adore your work so much *u*
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! :huggle:
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a-llonsee Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure <3
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Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it ! There is some kind of sadness on his look ! An other great composition ! Well done !
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad I've captured it. :D Thank you! <3
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